MusicTech Magazine: Issue 128 – Future Effects

The new issue of MusicTech Magazine is on sale now and this month we’re looking at how to master the next generation of plug-ins!

This month MusicTech magazine includes:

  • Future Effects : The next generation of software processors is upon us, and with it brings untold power, new production techniques and possibly even new genres of music. Alex Holmes dons his X-ray specs, warms up his hoverboard and checks out the best of the new breed…
  • The MT Deconstruction – Daft Punk: Get Lucky: Probably the most-played piece of music in the world this year gets the Deconstruction treatment – and proves that a good chord progression can sell millions…
  • Become A Power User – Part 3: The third part of our Power User series for all the major DAWs continues this month, looking at Cubase, Reason, Ableton Live, FL Studio and many more…
  • Reviews: All the latest gear comes under the spotlight, including the Nord Lead 4, Korg’s Volca Series, Genelec’s MO30/40, Amplesound’s Ample Guitar T and much more…
  • Genre Focus – Trance Part 2: The second instalment of our series on creating a track entirely in the digital domain moves into the realms of composition and production techniques. Rob Boffard gets you started.
  • Advance: An in-depth scoop of Native’s new Maschine 2.0, plus our thoughts on this years BPM show including an interview with DJ Yoda and Modestep and all the latest from the world of music tech…
  • Tim Exile Interview: Tim Exile and the Heritage Orchestra join forces for the premiere performance of Tim’s new Bardo EP. Liam O’Mullane finds out more from behind the scenes during rehearsals…
  • Landmark Productions – The Orb: Little Fluffy Clouds – We take a look at the single that cemented The Orb’s reputation as the creators of ambient house and made them a household name of the early rave scene.


On The DVD


Get melodic with two exclusive packs of piano, keys and chords in audio and MIDI formats. Plus: beats and bleeps from Prime Loops, tutorials on Reason 7, Pro Tools and layering synth sounds, promos, demos, software and tutorial files.

Piano and Keys Collection: Sound designer and composer Tom Popperwell has been tinkling the ivories for us this month to create an exclusive collection of piano progressions, riffs and melodies ranging from dark and mysterious to rhythmic and uplifting. There are 45 phrases in total, played in at 128BPM on a weighted Korg Triton Extreme and then assigned to The Giant and Upright pianos by NI, and Stage 73 and Broken Wurli instruments by Soniccouture

Ambient and Chill Chords: Whether you start your tracks by building a beat, a bass line or a melody, we all face writer’s block from time to time. Fear not: Equinox Sounds has provided 40 MIDI chords and melodies to get the creative juices flowing. There’s a range of keys on offer and tempos from 80–135BPM, although, as these are MIDI loops, they can be easily imported, stretched and edited. We recommend experimenting with your sounds, but since many of the loops have a lot of space and stacked harmonies, modulating pads or dynamic string sounds would work well.

Plus much more!



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